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Are you working with any clients who could benefit from Fresh Start's Services?  Click here to find out more about Starter Packs; Hit Squads; Cooking Classes; Growing Spaces; Helping Hands and Training Initiative

We offer free cooking classes which focus on healthy meals on a budget.  Your client would work alongside our friendly volunteers in a relaxed and informal kitchen.  There is an opportunity for your client to sit down with other and sample their cooking, or take it home with them.  We provide all the ingredients, and the classes are open to adults over 16 in two locations - Craigmillar on Monday and Wednesday afternoons; and Polwarth on Wednesday and Thursday aftrernoons.  If you want to know more, please e-mail or phone 0131 476 7741. 

Our two community growing spaces, also based at Craigmillar and Polwarth, offer the opportunity for your client to work with our volunteers to grow fruit and vegetables.  They will also benefit from working with others and getting some outdoor exercise.  To find out more, please e-mail or phone 0131 476 7741.  Click here Growing Eating Thinking Food.pdf

A Hit Squad can help your client increase confidence and develop practical skills, while at the same time having up to two rooms in their new tenancy decorated.  We accept referrals on any day, at any time, via e-mail to or phone 0131 476 7741.  If there are no spaces, your client will be placed on a short waiting list and we will be in touch as soon as a Hit Squads is available. Click here A New Beginning in a New Home.pdf